Focused on functionality and technicality with references to sportswear, tailoring and military, the 2016 GQ Menswear Runway was rife with insouciance style and a hard ball attitude.
The reinvention of men’s classic garments such as the tailored trouser, bomber jacket and combatant trench coat prevailed at Friday night’s sold out show. Amongst the crowd, a foray of Melbourne’s most reputable style authorities, David Witko, Firass Dirani and Jard Acquaro padded the meandering runway.
Meanwhile, Arthur Galan channeled an Old-English, private boy-esque predilection with jacket crests and velvet double breasted tuxedo jackets. Closing the show, the designer presented a black shearling coat which had front row alumni tethered to their devices, clicking at their cameras.
Taking risks in a subtle and sophisticated way, Jack London introduced sparkle and patterned velvet to the runway. TY-LR’s infamous urbane, street style was reflected through relaxed tailoring, box cut sheaths and fresh kicks straight from the tennis court. While Dom Bagnato’s large scale check shirts and suit separates were a reoccurring theme through out the new season collection.
Styling basics included felt fedoras, leather carryalls and briefcases, patent leather shoes from Aquila and dapper scarves worn over jacket lapels. A macho feminine nuance interjected the runway by way of flower pins and crisp shades of cream and tobacco.
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